Mediocre Apple leather case

borntrouble

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 4, 2010
523
539
Germany
Hello there,

my black leather case for the iPhone 11 pro has already been delivered. I've come to notice that there is a noticable gap in built quality between my X leather case and the 11 pro leather case. The new case feels thinner and is considerably lighter (23g vs. 19g) - of course this is due to the cut-out for the new and bigger camera system, but we're talking about 20% here. This new case will most definitely not hold up for 2 years.

Thoughts on this "issue"?
 

OCS12

macrumors member
Oct 3, 2012
38
17
Sheboygan, WI USA
Hello there,

my black leather case for the iPhone 11 pro has already been delivered. I've come to notice that there is a noticable gap in built quality between my X leather case and the 11 pro leather case. The new case feels thinner and is considerably lighter (23g vs. 19g) - of course this is due to the cut-out for the new and bigger camera system, but we're talking about 20% here. This new case will most definitely not hold up for 2 years.

Thoughts on this "issue"?
Unless there's different materials for different colors, I can't tell any difference in quality, other than that the midnight blue cover from my X is showing two years of use. The new one for my 11 Pro is Product red if that makes any difference. I guess I haven't really felt the need to weigh it, though.
 

donawalt

macrumors 6502
Sep 10, 2015
381
152
YMMV, I am sitting here holding and inspecting a new XS Max leather case and a 11 Pro Max case, and they are totally identical in thickness, quality, material - I see absolutely nothing different between them.
 

nickkrumors

macrumors member
Sep 10, 2014
65
15
I actually took my green leather Apple case back to the store yesterday because I opened it and it had white stripes on the green leather. Haven't seen anything like that. Wouldn't rub off. The Apple Store employee and I were both surprised it made it past QA